ESPZEN SS Black 3 - 1 Superb Juniors 2.0

U11 ESPZEN Jleague Season 8 Superleague
2018-Mar-25 14:15 PM
Centaurs Turf City - Blue Pitch

ESPZEN SS Black 's Match Report

Preparing for the fixture against Superb Juniors the players were in good spirits all week at training, fully focused to play against top of the league.

With Archie missing we welcomed back Robbie after he missed last weekends fixture due to illness. This left us with 9 players for the 7 a side fixture. Again, the players had a short sharp warm up, a tactical talk and then free time before kick off to let everything sink in.

With the weather overcast with the occasional drizzle it made for perfect football conditions. ESPZEN came out of the blocks fast, pressing high but with great intelligence. Each player wanted to dominate their areas to give the team a good platform to build off. An early goal from Charlie gave the team even more confidence to impose our game on the opposition. Even though Superb Juniors equalised on 9 minutes it didn’t have any impact on performance. It was another goal that could have been avoided but is another lesson learnt when playing against good opposition. Sometimes the smallest mistake can be punished.

It only took 5 minutes to restore our lead, Jake scoring again when playing as striker. ESPZEN continued to press, work hard on and off the ball and got a deserved 2 goal lead when Kyra’s lovely assist was converted by Captain Nathan.


The game was controlled from started to finish by our tempo and willingness to work hard for each other. The team did the basics well and then used their knowledge of attacking principles to be a constant danger to the Superb Juniors Defence.


Captain Nathan had an extremely difficult job of picking a Player of the Match for this game. My personal opinion (Coach Joe) is that every single player contributed to the fine performance. Nathan chose LEO as the POTM and spoke very well about why. It wasn’t because we were under pressure and Leo had to make numerous saves, it was his presence behind the team, Leo’s ability to start attacks and organise the team. We have an exceptional goalkeeper on our team, he makes saves look exceptionally easy.


An outstanding performance from ESPZEN against a very intelligent / talented Superb Juniors. Whether it was parents from both teams watching or the neutral is was a great advertisement for J League and the quality of players we have in it.

Superb Juniors 2.0 's Match Report

ESPZEN SS Black 's Man of The Match

Name Leonardo Jones
Position Goalkeeper

ESPZEN SS Black 's Red Card

No Red Card Awarded

ESPZEN SS Black 's Scorers

Scorer: Charlie Rossi
Position: Utility Player
Time of Goal: 3
Assisted by: No Assist
Scorer: Jake Folbigg
Position: Utility Player
Time of Goal: 14
Assisted by: No Assist
Scorer: Nathan Mao
Position: Utility Player
Time of Goal: 23
Assisted by: Kyra Elise Taylor

Superb Juniors 2.0 's Man of The Match

Name Mohamad Nyqil
Position Centre-back

Superb Juniors 2.0 's Red Card

No Red Card Awarded

Superb Juniors 2.0 's Goal Scorers

Scorer: Adrian Danish
Position: Wide midfield
Time of Goal: 9 mins
Assisted By: Muhammad Ikmal

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